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Exterior Home Painters in Irvine, CA

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    Specialty Design Coatings Logo
    Laguna Niguel, CA·

    Concrete Restoration, Cabinet Refinishing

    "Kaveh was very responsive and has a good team. Got a great deal compared with other companies"

    Samuel L. in December 2020

    Forest Painting Logo
    Stanton, CA·

    Exterior Painting, Interior Painrting, Customer Satisfaction , and 2 more

    "CLEAN,NEAT. PROFESSIONAL"

    Ken K. in August 2022

    BE

    "When I reached out to Brandon he responded right away met with us with in a couple days and provided us with a quote. Jorge followed up with us a month later to talk more regarding the quote. BM Exterior worked on my house and did an amazing job. They were patient with us, kept us informed every step of the way during the process while they worked on our house. The pricing was reasonable based of the work my house needed. This company was knowledgeable and professional. I definitely recommend their services."

    S M. in June 2024

    Jesus Nuci Logo
    Hesperia, CA·

    1 Year warranty, Exterior Painting, Interior Painting , and 1 more

    "I want to tell you about one of your contractors you recommended for painting. The painter is Jesus Nuci. He and his crew did a terrific job painting our kitchen, bathroom and exterior trim. They were very professional, very timely, and their quality of work was very good. And their cost for doing the job was very reasonable. Over all we were extremely pleased with their performance."

    Dan F. in December 2016

    Gallant Residential Painting LLC Logo
    Fullerton, CA·

    interior painting, Cabinet painting

    "Reuben was very professional in his painting service. After a discussion of the particulars, he provided a contract at very competitive pricing with a mutually acceptable time frame for completion. The job was done to my complete satisfaction. I intend to hire his firm, Gallant Residential Painting, again for some additional interior work."

    Richard J. in December 2021

    TP
    Anaheim, CA·

    Painting

    "Great job at a very reasonable price."

    Daniel S. in January 2024

    AP
    Tustin, CA·

    "Joseph is great worked hard completed Job with a nice smile. Thank you ."

    Alison H. in May 2024

    Genuine Coatings, Inc. Logo
    Huntington Park, CA·

    Painting

    "Genuine Coatings, Inc. is a very comprehensive exterior house painter. On the job daily from 8:45am ~ 4p. Very polite hard working team family and friends. Much attention to detail and doing extra small painting details. Comfortable with this team every day walking around our home daily for a month and a week. They were very gracious and always asked if we liked their work. And we told them it is great. We reviewed their work by a walk around and I even got on a ladder to closely inspect the work. Mario is the owner and is very young owner and his foreman William and team members : Julio, expertise highly skilled carpenter, beautiful craftsmanship of fascia replacement and wood window frame detail repairs, Rodrigo, Kevin, Timmy and Gaspar were all so hard working."

    Constance T. in September 2021

    GA
    West Hollywood, CA·

    Kitchen Remodeling, Room Addition, Complete home remodeling , and 2 more

    "Tom did excellent work! He is very helpful and polite."

    Danielle H. in October 2018

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How much do exterior home painters typically cost?

  • Irvine, California Average
    $4,528
  • Typical Range
    $2,490 - $5,137
  • Low End - High End
    $1,000 - $10,000

Frequently asked questions

Painters usually price a job by the square feet of the project. Sometimes they’ll include flat fees for fixed expenses, like overhead and permits.

We make finding a painter easy. Simple use our directory to find a painter. Here you can browse local pros, check their reviews and do your first screening without ever having to call. We’ve also prescreened all the pros for you, to give you peace of mind.

Interior painting makes for a doable DIY project. You can save some money and get a real sense of accomplishment by doing this yourself. And, with the right prep work – covering, taping and scraping – it’s fairly forgiving. But it takes a lot of time to move furniture, tape trim, prep the surface and cover your floor, let alone apply the actual paint. Instead, save yourself the time and hassle and find a local interior painter.

Leave exterior painting to the pros. Not only do you need to worry about the type and quality of the paint, you’ll also likely need a ladder and considerably more prep work. You’ll likely need additional equipment like ladders, scaffolding and possibly a paint sprayer. It’s almost cheaper to just hire a pro. Talk to a local exterior house painter about your project.

  1. Do your research. Understand what to expect and what to look for in a pro. Look at paint types, prices and costs.
    1. Interior home painting costs $1,000-$2,800
    2. Exterior painting costs $1,700-$4,100
    3. Painting a ceiling costs $150-$350
    4. Painting cabinets costs $350-$1,200
    5. Trim painting costs $500-$1,500
    6. Calculate paint coverage
  2. Call pros for site inspections and estimates. Always get three to five estimates.
  3. Check references, compare quotes, look at past work. After you have estimates in hand, do one final pass to compare the contractors.
  4. Sign a contract with the pro of your choice. You might need to make a down payment, usually 25% to 50% of the total project cost to cover material costs, but not all pros require this. Don’t pay for the entire project upfront.

  • A complete inspection. Each pro takes a walk around your home to evaluate the condition of your current paint, the size of the job and any obstacles for accessing the site. They do this to see how much prep work they’ll need and estimate how long the job will take. The more thorough the inspection, the more accurate the quote.
  • Color consultation. Expect each contractor to have varying color options and suggestions. However, you have the final say.
  • Listen to the pro – they’re experts after all – but don’t get pushed into a color combination or finish type that you don’t want. Understand the different exterior paints or interior paint choices before your pro arrives.
  • A rough estimate or complete quote. Finishing contractors vary here. Usually, they can quote straightforward projects on the spot. But some may need to take it back to their shop to run numbers and give you a detailed estimate with costs broken out. Neither method is better than the other, but just make sure to get multiple quotes.

  1. How long have you been in business? A long business history helps you avoid shoddy companies. It’s hard for a service business to stay in business if they don’t do good work.
  2. Are you licensed and insured? Not all states require a license for painting homes, but many do. Always use one that’s insured.
  3. Do you belong to any professional organizations? You’ll find many online, like the Painting Contractors Association or the Finishing Contractors Association?
  4. Do you have other work I can look at? Always check a portfolio or, in the case of painters, it’s better to look at work they did a few years ago to see how well it’s held up.
  5. How long will the job take? Get a rough estimate but get it in writing.
  6. How many people are in your crew? This is especially important if you work remotely. More people generally means more noise, but they’ll be done faster.
  7. Will I be in the way if I’m home during the painting? You usually won’t be in the way, but this question helps you understand what to expect while they’re working. They’ll need to lay down coverings and do a lot of prep work.
  8. Do you guarantee your work? Never hire a painter who doesn’t guarantee their work. This often means they’ll rush the prep work, since peeling never happens right away.
  9. What type of paint do you use, and how long is it rated to last? Different rooms need different paint and the exterior needs exterior paint. It comes in different grades with different guaranteed lifetimes.
  10. Can you supply a written estimate and contract? Never use a painter who isn’t willing to put his work in writing.

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Things to Consider Before You Hire a Painter:

What do you want to paint?

  • More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
  • Less than half of the home exterior (1-2 sides)
  • The exterior trim
  • A deck or porch
  • A fence
  • Shutters and / or a front door
  • Garage exterior
  • Garage Door
  • Other

What is the approximate living square footage of your home?

    What is the primary exterior surface material of your home?

      How many stories is your home?

        Which best describes the condition of your walls?

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